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How to Be a Resilient Artist

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How to Be a Resilient Artist

Resilience. The word that is bandied around like it's going out of fashion. On one hand, it seems a bit cliche. Common. Like a catchphrase. But on the other hand, it seems logical to believe that it is bandied around for a reason. And that reason is that it is in fact an important personal quality. An essential one in fact, especially if we want to step outside of our comfort zone on occasion, take small risks or try new things. Because after all, life is long and life will deal us hard blows when we're the sort of people who don't live under rocks.

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5 Advantages of Returning to Art Practice

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5 Advantages of Returning to Art Practice

My art practice is my saviour. It is my stress relief, my outlet, my identity, my meditation, my self development tool. It offers me so so much. Art fills my bucket. This is why I am working on a course to help other creative souls get back into art. It is a mission of mine to offer them a gentle avenue to find themselves again. Here are the top five advantages of getting back into regular and joyful art practice...

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Q&A with Racquel from Woven Oak

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Q&A with Racquel from Woven Oak

Having always been passionate about interior design and décor, Racquel is the director of Woven Oak - a stunning Australian homewares business. In this blog post she shares: "I believe the term ‘beautiful’ is subjective, and that each person has their own definition of what makes their home beautiful. Not everyone has the means to live in their dream home (I know I certainly don’t), so home décor can definitely make a visual impact in terms of ‘beauty’, statement pieces in particular."

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My Favourite Creativity Hacks

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My Favourite Creativity Hacks

I'm sure you've heard of writer's block - the thing that causes writers to stop in their tracks, to freeze at their keyboard, to pace up and down their office continuously until they cancel their efforts for the day and make a cup of tea instead. Visual artists get the very same thing. I call it a creativity block - it's much more inclusive, isn't it! Like all creative people, I get these blocks on occasion too and over the years have learnt a few nifty tricks for pushing that block aside. Here I spill the beans.

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Q & A with Teniele Arnold - author and qualified mindfulness, meditation, and kids yoga teacher

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Q & A with Teniele Arnold - author and qualified mindfulness, meditation, and kids yoga teacher

This week I have for you a Q & A with the wonderful Teniele Arnold. Teniele is the mother of two young children, free spirit, gratitude lover, abundance manifestor, and the author of Finding Your Happy Voice, a story of one little boy's journey to discovering breath and his inner happy voice. Teniele's next book, The Adventures of Ellie's Wellies, will be available in August. This book has an underlying mindfulness aspect to the story and introduces parents to mindfulness for kids. Teniele aims to help parents and children discover their inner superpower, the power of breath. Why do you...

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